A sketch of a Connemara laborer by nineteenth-century artist Henry Coulter.

Nicholas Wolf

Data + History


Irish Speakers and the Empire City logo.

Irish Speakers and the Empire City

Irish Speakers and the Empire City was a collaborative endeavor to try to identify and record the household information of residents of New York City born in Ireland who claimed Irish (Gaelic) as their mother tongue on the 1910 census.
Irish Language and National Schools Project.

National School System and the Irish Language

R scripts, codebook, data, and reproducibility file for plots used in the article "The National School System and the Irish Language in the Nineteenth Century," published as part of the 2015 Heaney Lecture Proceedings, Dublin City University/St. Patrick's College by Four Courts Press.

Library of Congress and HathiTrust Comparison Project Link.

Comparing HathiTrust and Library of Congress Holdings, 1700-present

In 2018 the HathiTrust Collections Committee had an interest in comparing the book holdings of the Library Congress to the open-access Hathifiles to get a sense of the digital library's coverage.
Image of Dublin Castle overlaid on modern photograph.

Dublin Past and Present Student Study Abroad Project

The results of my NYU CAS honors students' study abroad photographic reproduction project. The goal: recreate a handful of nineteenth-century prints depicting important structures in the city in order to capture changes and continuities over time.

Cover of An Irish-Speaking Island Book Publication.

An Irish-Speaking Island (2014)

A study of the cultural dimensions of language shift and language contact in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this book was awarded the Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book and the Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture by the American Conference for Irish Studies.